Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health | School of Education, Health, and Society
What is Health Promotion?
Health promotion encourages individuals and groups of people to improve and/or maintain their health status. Health promotion focuses on health, not disease—although each are discussed in light of the other in order to generate critical thinking, reasoning, and other basic principles of liberal education and lifelong learning. Using key frameworks like the Ecological Model and the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model, our students understand their role in social systems and communities, both local and global, and generate an appreciation for the role that environments and health behaviors play in the quality of life of human beings across the lifespan.
What are the features of Miami's program?
You have opportunities to do one-on-one research with our internationally recognized faculty, as well as independent projects and internships.
The health field has many opportunities, and Miami's job placement rate is strong, thanks in part to the well-rounded education and practical experience students receive in internships and field experiences.
Are there special admission requirements?
There are no additional admission requirements for this program.
What courses would I take?
The Health Promotion curriculum is cross-disciplinary in nature, focusing on the sociology, history, pedagogy, psychology, physiology, and biology of health. You're widely trained with an understanding of other related areas, such as psychology, sociology, and gerontology (study of the elderly).
What can I do with this major?
This major represents an emerging career alternative for students interested in exercise, health, and sport, who do not wish to pursue teacher licensure.
Who can I contact for more information?
Department of Kinesiology and Health
106 Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056